Many readers, I’m sure, are familiar Dropbox, a super-simple application that stores your files in the cloud and lets you access them from any computer. First, with download the application, and it lets you easily move any of your computer files into it. As you make changes in the documents, it immediately and automatically registers them at Dropbox (and at any of your other computers where you installed the application) and you can access them at anytime either at the Dropbox site or at any of those other computers. Dropbox also lets you share any of the files publicly, too.
You get 2GB of storage for free, and then have to pay after that, but that’s plenty of space for me. I’ve uploaded a ton of files — everything for all of my classes, plus everything for all the books I’ve written and the ones I’m working on, and I’ve only used 12% of the alloted space.
Dropbox offers a lot more than what I’ve just described, and I thought readers would find a few more resources about it useful.
Here are my choices for a handful of The Best Resources For Maximizing The Use Of Dropbox:
Mashable has just published From the Dropbox Gurus: Ideas for Beginners, Intermediates and Wizards.
If you ever have any questions about how to use it effectively, Jeff Thomas has created The Complete Dropbox for Educators for you.
Here’s another much less complete guide that’s focused on How to Use Dropbox with an iPhone or iPod Touch
The Ultimate Dropbox Toolkit & Guide comes from Appstorm.
And If You Thought Dropbox Couldn’t Get Any Better….
Check out The Atlantic’s Understanding the Minor Differences Between Google Drive and Dropbox.
Dropbox: A Superb Classroom Tool is from PLP.
10 Dropbox Tips for Beginners is from Online Tech Tips.
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